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Santonio Holmes hasn't changed a bit

Posted on: October 7, 2010 2:14 pm
Posted by Josh Katzowitz

Hey, give Santonio Holmes points for honesty.

In his return to the Jets locker room Wednesday following his four-game suspension for violating the league’s substance abuse policy, you might have expected Holmes to be contrite. And when asked if he had learned anything while having to sit out a quarter of the season while giving up four paychecks, you might have thought Holmes would talk about what a changed man he had become.

Even if it was blatantly false, you might have thought Holmes would provide the copy anyway.

Holmes Nope. 

As ESPN New York writes, Holmes pretty much did the opposite. When asked if he had atoned for his sins (or, you know, something less biblical), he had this to say.

"To look in your eyes and be honest with you, not 1 percent," Holmes said. "I've been the same person since I stepped foot in this NFL, I'll (continue) being the same person until I leave."

Apparently, that's a person who smokes weed (he was cited in 2008 for marijuana possession, and there had to be some reason he was given that four-game suspension), gets arrested for a variety of reasons (on charges of assault, domestic violence and disorderly conduct in the past four years) and wins Super Bowls (like he did with Pittsburgh two seasons ago).

"I made it to the Super Bowl and won it, didn't I?" Holmes said. "That's all I had to do with myself. I didn't have anything to think about. I'm a football player, what happens off the field happens off the field, doesn't affect anything I do or what I'm capable of doing."

So good for him. It’s good to know that even if you probably should change, there’s nothing that says you actually have to do it.

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Since: Aug 20, 2009
Posted on: October 8, 2010 2:53 pm

Santonio Holmes hasn't changed a bit

Dude, it's "you're" not "your", as you should have learned in about the 4th grade.  So, I guess "your" and idiot too.

Haha hilarious.  First all it is "your" not "you're" i'll admit that, but then you go and mix up the form i actually used.  Then you use the wrong form when you try to tell me i'm an idiot, too. Too?  I never called anyone an idiot to begin with.  Plus, as someone already pointed out it's "an" not "and" as you should have learned in the 1rst grade.  If you're gonna call someone out for spelling/punctuational i suggest you proof-read your own retarded posts.  Clearly, i didn't, until after i posted it, but by then it's too late.  Plus my post was actually about the article, I wasn't being an annoying spellchecker.

Since: Jan 16, 2008
Posted on: October 8, 2010 12:00 pm

Santonio Holmes hasn't changed a bit

An organization with any class would cut this clown.

But we don't have to worry about that in New York.

Since: Aug 27, 2010
Posted on: October 8, 2010 11:36 am

Santonio Holmes hasn't changed a bit

The Jets need to get him on the field asap and enjoy him while they still can. It only a matter of time before he is arrested for domestic abuse and arrested with possesion of weed and codine syrup. (Ohhhh Jamarcus)

Since: Nov 5, 2007
Posted on: October 8, 2010 11:32 am

Santonio Holmes hasn't changed a bit

. . . I like him. I like him a lot . . .
Do you suppose that's because you would like to be good enough at something to act like a complete @$$#0!e and get away with it – at least for a while?
How fast, agile, strong, smart our genetics make us is no credit to any one of us.  
How we choose to behave is a direct reflection of our character and value as a human being.  
It is a discredit to refuse to outgrow childish arrogance and self-indulgences.

Since: Sep 4, 2007
Posted on: October 8, 2010 11:18 am

Santonio Holmes hasn't changed a bit

 What a selfish waste of space he is.  But it is his choice. If he chooses to keep doing the stupid stuff he is notorious for, then
he will lose his NFL career and alot of money.  The culture he grew up in was obviously one of dysfunction...he has a chance to escape that, yet instead he chooses to glorify it by saying he will never stop being "him".  I am sure most of his family is either in jail or has been there anyways, maybe he just wants to follow in their footsteps.

Since: Oct 8, 2010
Posted on: October 8, 2010 10:38 am

Santonio Holmes hasn't changed a bit

Some people just don't get it.  This has nothing to do with whether marijuana is legal, moral, private or anything else.  The simple fact is that it is against the rules.  He is an employee of the NFL and the Pittsburgh Steelers and, just like many of our employers, rules have been established.  Santonio Holmes, along with a long list of other athletes, doesn't like to play by the rules.  All communities have rules and standards that are meant to preserve a certain set of standards.  Why is it that a select few consistently behave as though they are beyond the standards that the majority live up to?  It's a real shame that these people cannot abide by the terms and conditions of the company that they agreed to when they signed their contracts.  Pure selfishness and it is pathetic! 

Since: Apr 25, 2008
Posted on: October 8, 2010 10:12 am

Santonio Holmes hasn't changed a bit

Honestly, I like his response, he was being honest, which is a rare trait these days.  it was however an extremely dumb response since the league is sure to review it and maybe even fine him, but at the minimum will keep the microscope aimed at him. 
Listen, some of his arrests are unacceptable, however, weed will probably be like alcohol in the near future and I have no problem with using it, just wish he would use it with some intellegence and not do so prior to his tests.

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